Try both the Carita Cove and Pajaro Bay series with these free series starters:

A bored trophy wife. A cynical movie star. One evening to save an innocent girl from prison. None of them will ever be the same after this Black-Tie Affair.

Camilla Stewart’s ex-fiancé ripped her off and disappeared, leaving her to care for his eight-year-old son alone. But when she arrives in Pajaro Bay, she finds a village full of cute cottages, quirky characters… and a killer on the loose who is somehow linked to her, the young boy, and the darling little house known as the Honeymoon Cottage.

Hi. I am so excited to finally be able to share my new project with you: the Carita Cove Romantic Mystery series.

I think I’ve had more fun writing these books than anything I’ve ever written. The characters are good people trying to start over after making some mistakes, which is always a story I love to tell. I think everyone deserves a second chance, and these people will get their redemption in the most satisfying way. I hope you’ll find the series heartwarming and uplifting, and a lot of fun, too.

It also doesn’t hurt that there’s a collie in the story who is much like the dog of my heart, a big Rough Collie whose antics inspired the canine character (I share pictures of him in the back of each of the books).

The series follows our heroine Maggie, her dog Jasper, and her buddy, the famous movie star Reese Stevens. All three of them are trying to make a fresh start in the little beach town of Carita Cove, California.

I’m launching the new series with a huge sale this week:

First up is “Maggie and the Black-Tie Affair,” a short story introduction to the series, where Maggie and Reese (and Jasper!) make the big decision to start their lives over in a new way.

Next is “Maggie and the Inconvenient Corpse,” the first novel in the series, where Maggie has found starting over isn’t going to be quite as easy as she thought, with a handsome movie star in her kitchen… and a dead body in the swimming pool!

For a short time, book 1 is free, and book 2 is only 99 cents, so be sure to pick up both books today before the sale ends.

Here’s the direct link to the series on

And you can find links to other stores and countries here:

And don’t worry. I’m still writing my Pajaro Bay series. This is just a different project I’m adding to the mix in between. I’ll have news on the next Pajaro Bay story soon, but in the meantime, I hope you’ll enjoy learning about Maggie and her collie, Jasper, and all the quirky characters in the little village of Carita Cove.

All my best,


Another great Kobo exclusive sale! You can get Boardwalk Cottage and Lighthouse Cottage in a twin pack for 40% off through July 29, 2019. This sale is available on Kobo worldwide, so it’s a great chance to pick up my books, as well as many other great box sets. Be sure to use the code JULYBOX at checkout to get your big discount.

You can get the Pajaro Bay Twin Pack HERE, or check out all the books on sale HERE.

Kobo is having a Beach Reads sale in the US and Canada. If you haven’t read the Escape to Pajaro Bay Box Set yet, this is a perfect time to pick it up at a big discount.

Click to get Escape to Pajaro Bay: United States or Canada.

And find all kinds of great beach reads at

The sale ends June 3, 2019, so don’t wait!